|Latin name:||Hebe pinguifolia|
|Common name:||Figwort, Hebe Veronica|
|Minimal temperature:||8-10°C (46-50°F)|
|Optimal temperature:||20-22°C (68-71°F)|
bright, am or pm sunlight
|Height:||20 cm (7.8 in.)|
|Repotting:||every 24 months (2 years)|
Pytium blight (Helminthosporium, Pythium, Fusarium)
Australia and New Zealand
|Availability on market|
This is a cultivar (cultivated variety) of a small shrub introduced around 1868. The plant has plum-coloured young stems, a very beautiful grey-green leaves in four ranks and white flowers. Flowers are borne in short clusters in May or June, with a second flush in late summer.
Hebe is a popular edging shrub for tubs, rock gardens and ground cover. The name pinguifolia derives from the Latin pinguis meaning fat - the leaves being thick, because of a heavy, waxy cuticle.
Need a regular to moderate water and good drainage.
Propagate it with seeds or greenwood cuttings in late summer.